Elin was born with a chromosomal abnormality that has left her with abnormal brain formation, epilepsy, poor hearing, and gross developmental delays. At three and one-half years old, she is beloved for “her ability to make others smile. She is almost always full of joy and her smile lights up a room. She tries to communicate with others through acts of love and affection, and radiates joy and infects others with her positive attitude.
Elin’s gift is immediately apparent to everyone. “Anyone who gets to hold her and gets a hug from her experiences love at its most innocent level,” her mother says. “She doesn’t hold anything back and squeezes tight for long time. It’s magical and makes the recipient feel so loved.”